Dr's R/X

Gotta get yer three W's --- > Wit, Wisdom, and Wayyyy too much caffeine. As y'know, we live to serve

Dr. Detecto's Mariner prescriptions.  The Mainframe circuit boards were originally designed to solve chess positions before they started fritzing out on baseball shtick.  Like Bobby Fischer said, "Chess is not that hard a game.  Whatever position you've got, it's been played before."

Well, yeah - if you can fit an Isolated Queen Pawn position into a block of similar patterns that you recognize, THEN you can ask "in what ways is this situation subtly different?"  Figure out what has been done before, and what has been said before, and you might be able to organize your thinking as to how you judge the situation in front of you to be different.

When Tim Lincecum came into pro baseball, one thing different about him was that he could throw 150 pitches on Friday and then enjoy an easy game of foul-line-to-foul-line long toss the next day.  Scott Bankhead he wasn't.  Nolan Ryan less a few inches was more like it.  Get you the right basic template, and then it's easy and pleasant to start asking where you see differences.

Ah, but what's the right basic template?  That's what makes a ball game ... :- )

Posts in this blog:

Edwin Diaz "swims" through the air to the tune of 14.9 / 2.5 / 0.4
Posted on: 07/09/18
14 Comments
whattta I gotta do to get a game around here, Dept.
Posted on: 04/07/18
1 Comments
an' I don' have to paint my teeth to play?!
Posted on: 04/07/18
3 Comments
some guys can catch 140, 145. Can Zuumball?
Posted on: 03/10/18
8 Comments
Depends on how healthy your starters are
Posted on: 03/09/18
3 Comments
and a surprising 4-man bench for April?
Posted on: 03/08/18
11 Comments
wow, lots of reasons here for skepticism about Sosh and his ilk
Posted on: 03/06/18
4 Comments
with a bit of shtick on Monday's 9-9 tie.
Posted on: 02/27/18
12 Comments
the hourglass drifts ever-further as the staredowns continue
Posted on: 02/27/18
8 Comments
Yogi Berra, preparing to take a pot roast out of the oven
Posted on: 02/24/18
1 Comments
well, depending on whether you consider Wolf Packing good
Posted on: 02/18/18
27 Comments
oh, whoops, you don't throw like that from CF do you Dr. D
Posted on: 02/06/18
9 Comments
come to think of it, this may be a P.R. call anyhow, eh
Posted on: 02/06/18
6 Comments
Those who don't know history ...
Posted on: 01/18/18
9 Comments
yo, Wishhiker dept.
Posted on: 01/05/18
4 Comments
k-swag may have a little more swag in mind than we realize
Posted on: 01/02/18
2 Comments
Posted on: 12/21/17
18 Comments
and lots of it, amigo
Posted on: 12/01/17
30 Comments
The mighty SSI think tank swats the news feed into the 2nd deck
Posted on: 11/30/17
2 Comments
Posted on: 11/17/17
13 Comments
Looks like John Jaso is the floor here ;- )
Posted on: 11/05/17
7 Comments
but has anybody ever seen George Allen and Bat571 in the same room at the same time
Posted on: 11/04/17
24 Comments
Dr. D isn't sure what a Gnostic is, exactly, but Mel Jr. might know
Posted on: 10/28/17
15 Comments
much sound and fury, no doubts there... signifying, what?
Posted on: 10/28/17
8 Comments
Including one you might not have seen befo'
Posted on: 10/18/17
4 Comments
And some good ones, too
Posted on: 10/09/17
7 Comments
SSI being a decidedly highbrow M's blog
Posted on: 10/04/17
4 Comments
and in the comments section, "Rewatchable Movies"
Posted on: 10/02/17
42 Comments
the M's look more or less like a winner for 2018
Posted on: 09/25/17
1 Comments
no, not that kinda double tap
Posted on: 09/23/17
1 Comments

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